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Hovenweep HikesSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2014
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After the morning in Butler Wash, we crossed El Cajon Mesa (with a stop at the Hatch Trading Post oasis) and visited the more extensive ruins at Hovenweep. It was hot enough that we had the place mostly to ourselves. The architecture is quite distinct from the Kayenta Anasazi and Sinagua ruins we've been visiting, and the setting is very different, too.

Partway between the rim and the wash, I saw what I thought were midden ashes. The Park Service pamphlets revealed that it was actually a layer of coal. I wonder if the inhabitants used it for fuel, or for anything else.
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